USPS Rate Changes - Jan 26, 2020 | Overview

Shipping carriers routinely update their products, services, and adjust rates. These changes usually occur at the beginning of the year. For 2020, all major carriers have planned rate and service changes.

USPS rate and service changes go into effect on January 26, 2020.

The United States Postal Service describes the changes in detail in Docket No. CP2020-5 and Docket No. R2020-1.

In this guide, we will help you navigate the changes to USPS services that affect e-commerce sellers and ShippingEasy subscribers.

USPS Services Impacted in 2020

The 2020 service changes affect the following mail classes and products - scroll down this page for details:

USPS Rate Types in 2020

ShippingEasy users access a mix of discounts through their subscription. Learn more about ShippingEasy's postage rates.

For a complete picture of the changes, we provide analysis of discount and retail rates. Click through each link to learn more about the rate type:

Since 2019, Commercial Plus (CPP) and Commercial Base (CBP) Pricing have been equal across all USPS services. Collectively, the rates are known as Commercial Pricing.

Understanding Rate Change Tables for 2020

Within each service section below you will find "Rate Change Summary Tables". These tables show how much postage costs will change for specific weights, zones, or package types.

  • Numbers show dollar-value of price change. Ex: '1.00' means a one dollar increase.
  • Numbers in parenthesis show price decrease. Ex: '(0.50)' means a 50 cent decrease.
  • A price range shows the minimum to maximum price change. Ex: '1.00-2.00' means a minimum one dollar to maximum two dollar increase.

To gauge how much shipments are affected, a color-code is overlaid to show the percent (%) change in the rate.

  • Green cells show that the price has decreased.
  • Blues cells show price increases, with darker values indicating greater increases.

% PRICE CHANGE KEY:

(-%) 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10% +

FIRST-CLASS PACKAGE SERVICE

USPS First-Class Package Service offers timely and affordable service for light weight packages.

When using a shipping software, such as ShippingEasy, domestic shipments weighing 15.999 ounces or less will qualify. If shipped at a USPS Post Office, parcels may not exceed 13 ounces. International shipments may weigh up to 64 ounces.

DOMESTIC SERVICE

Last year, First-Class Package Service moved to zone-based pricing. In 2020, First-Class Package Service will continue to use zones and package weight to determine postage costs.

Across all weights and zones, First-Class Package Service will see a rate increase:

  • Commercial rates will increase an average of 8.8%.
  • Retail rates will increase an average of 8.3%.

First-Class Package Service will continue to offer the lowest prices for light weight shipments. Keep in mind, you will sacrifice speed and insurance protection. When these services matter, it may be worth comparing services for the best value. In particular, Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging provides good value: faster service across the country, low rates, and insurance protection.

RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Commercial Rates Changes | First-Class Package Service (domestic)
FIRST-CLASS PACKAGE SERVICE | Commercial Price Increase ($)
Weight
(oz)
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
1 - 4 0.08 - 0.12 0.18 - 0.52 0.52 - 0.52
5 - 8 0.03 - 0.07 0.13 - 0.49 0.49 - 0.49
9 - 12 0.11 - 0.18 0.26 - 0.64 0.64 - 0.64
13 - 15.999 0.10 - 0.18 0.33 - 0.76 0.76 - 0.76

What does this table mean?

Retail Rates Changes | First Class Package Service (domestic)
FIRST-CLASS PACKAGE SERVICE | Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(oz)
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
1 - 4 0.14 - 0.24 0.29 - 0.54 0.54 - 0.54
5 - 8 0.21 - 0.31 0.36 - 0.61 0.61 - 0.61
9 - 12 0.11 - 0.21 0.26 - 0.56 0.56 - 0.56
13 0.19 - 0.34 0.44 - 0.79 0.79

What does this table mean?

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

USPS will continue to offer First-Class Package International Service for parcels weighing less than or equal to 64 ounces. Rates are based on package weight and Country Price Group. Learn more about Country Price Groups.

Overall First-Class Package International Service rates will increase an average of 9.6%. Rate changes are impacting all country groups and package weights.

RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Commercial Rate Changes | First-Class Package International Service
FIRST-CLASS PACKAGE INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Commercial Price Increase ($)
Weight
(oz)
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Canada Mexico Australia
E. Asia
Russia
E. Europe
W. Europe S.E. Asia
India
Africa N. Africa
Mid. East
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
Caribbean
1 - 8 1.66 0.24 2.85 0.95 0.24 0.71 1.43 1.66 0.71
9 - 16 3.32 0.23 4.03 1.43 0.48 0.95 2.14 2.62 0.95
17 - 32 3.32 0.23 4.03 1.43 0.48 0.95 2.14 2.62 0.95
33 - 48 5.46 0.24 7.60 3.57 1.42 1.67 3.33 5.47 1.90
49 - 64 10.69 4.03 13.78 3.56 0.71 0.24 3.56 7.60 0.71

What does this table mean?

Retail Rate Changes | First Class Package International Service
FIRST-CLASS PACKAGE INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(oz)
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Canada Mexico Australia
E. Asia
Russia
E. Europe
W. Europe S.E. Asia
India
Africa N. Africa
Mid. East
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
Caribbean
1 - 8 1.75 0.25 3.00 1.00 0.25 0.75 1.50 1.75 0.75
9 - 16 3.50 0.25 4.25 1.50 0.50 1.00 2.25 2.75 1.00
17 - 32 3.50 0.25 4.25 1.50 0.50 1.00 2.25 2.75 1.00
33 - 48 5.75 0.25 8.00 3.75 1.50 1.75 3.50 5.75 2.00
49 - 64 11.25 4.25 14.50 3.75 0.75 0.25 3.75 8.00 0.75

What does this table mean?

PRIORITY MAIL

USPS Priority Mail is a quick, affordable service that strikes the best balance between price and speed.

It is the most versatile service that USPS provides, with a wide selection of Flat Rate and Regional Rate packaging. Custom packaging also has advantages, especially if paired with dimensional rate discounts like ShippingEasy's Flat Rate Green.

DOMESTIC SERVICE

Last year, USPS updated their rate structure for Priority Mail to apply a single set of Commercial Pricing. In 2020, this rate structure is unchanged.

Priority Mail rates will see an increase across all rate classes:

  • Commercial Rates will increase an average of 7.4%.
  • Regional Rate parcels will increase an average of 4.9%.
  • Retail rates will increase an average of 8.9%.

Priority Mail will continue to offer one of the best values of all USPS services. Though shippers may find it valuable to compare it with other services. When package weight is less than 16 ounces, First-Class Package Service provides a viable alternative. For sturdy parcels under 5 lbs, and when delivery speed is not critical, you may consider Parcel Select Ground as well. Yet in both cases you will sacrifice insurance protection against damage.

RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Commercial Rate Changes | Priority Mail (domestic)
PRIORITY MAIL | FLAT RATE | Commercial Price Increase ($)
Dollar Increase by Package Type
Flat Rate Envelopes 0.20
Legal Flat Rate Envelope 0.20
Padded Flat Rate Envelope 0.20
Small Flat Rate Box 0.15
Medium Flat Rate Boxes 0.40
Large Flat Rate Boxes 0.70
APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box 0.70
PRIORITY MAIL | WEIGHT-RATE | Commercial Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
1 0.07 0.15 - 0.17 1.49
2 0.22 - 0.24 0.26 - 0.33 2.28
3 0.23 - 0.25 0.28 - 0.46 3.09
4 0.23 - 0.26 0.30 - 0.53 3.72
5 0.23 - 0.27 0.31 - 0.61 4.33
6 - 10 0.24 - 0.47 0.41 - 1.46 4.96 - 7.56
11 - 15 0.63 - 1.11 1.26 - 2.82 8.26 - 9.88
16 - 20 0.94 - 1.55 1.96 - 4.21 10.42 - 12.62
21 - 70 1.10 - 3.68 2.29 - 8.94 12.89 - 27.68

What does this table mean?

Regional Rate Changes | Priority Mail (domestic)
PRIORITY MAIL | REGIONAL RATE | Commercial Price Increase ($)
Regional
Rate Box
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
A 0.03 - 0.09 0.16 - 0.90 3.05
B 0.01 - 0.02 0.57 - 0.88 4.65

What does this table mean?

Retail Rate Changes | Priority Mail (domestic)
PRIORITY MAIL | FLAT RATE | Retail Price Increase ($)
Dollar Increase by Package Type
Flat Rate Envelopes 0.40
Legal Flat Rate Envelope 0.40
Padded Flat Rate Envelope 0.40
Small Flat Rate Box 0.40
Medium Flat Rate Boxes 0.70
Large Flat Rate Boxes 1.15
APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box 1.15
PRIORITY MAIL | WEIGHT-RATE | Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
1 0.15 0.25 - 0.30 1.85
2 0.40 - 0.45 0.50 - 0.70 2.90
3 0.40 - 0.45 0.60 - 0.95 3.90
4 0.40 - 0.45 0.55 - 1.10 4.50
5 0.40 - 0.65 0.70 - 1.25 5.20
6 - 10 0.40 - 0.80 0.75 - 2.10 5.90 - 9.00
11 - 15 1.00 - 1.90 0.95 - 5.60 9.95 - 11.95
16 - 20 1.30 - 2.25 2.75 - 7.00 12.60 - 15.25
21 - 70 1.50 - 4.75 3.20 - 15.25 15.75 - 34.50

What does this table mean?

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

For Priority Mail International, rates are still determined by rate class, package weight, and Country Price Group. Learn more about Country Price Groups.

Priority Mail International rates will increase across all package types, weights, and country price groups:

  • Commercial rates will increase an average of 6.1%.
  • Retail rates will increase an average of 6.1%.
RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Commercial Rate Changes | Priority Mail International
PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL | FLAT RATE
Commercial Price Increase ($)
  Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
Package
Type
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Canada Mexico
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
E. Asia W. Europe India Australia
N. Zealand
N. Africa
Mid. East
Russia
E. Europe
Africa
Mid. East
S. Amer.
Flat Rate
Envelope
1.00 1.45 1.70 1.75 1.75 1.80 1.75 1.75
Small
Flat Rate
Boxes
1.00 1.70 1.75 1.80 1.75 1.80 1.75 1.80
Medium
Flat Rate
Boxes
1.85 3.45 3.65 3.45 3.70 4.00 3.65 3.75
Large
Flat Rate
Boxes
2.40 4.60 4.65 4.60 4.75 5.05 4.75 5.00
PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL | WEIGHT-RATE
Commercial Price Increase ($)
  Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
Weight
(lbs)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Canada Mexico Hong Kong
S. Korea
Russia
E. Europe
W.
Europe
S.E. Asia
India
Africa Mid. East
1 1.94 - 2.33 2.57 2.89 3.04 2.95 2.99 3.32 2.94
2 2.14 - 2.52 2.76 3.27 3.37 3.28 3.37 3.75 3.14
3 2.28 - 2.71 2.94 3.61 3.75 3.57 3.66 4.13 3.33
4 2.43 - 2.99 3.13 3.94 4.09 3.84 3.94 4.51 3.56
5 2.56 - 3.18 3.33 4.28 4.42 4.13 4.28 4.99 3.80
6 - 10 2.71 - 4.46 3.47 - 4.18 4.47 - 5.18 4.75 - 6.08 4.22 - 4.46 4.37 - 4.70 5.37 - 7.03 3.99 - 4.79
11 - 15 3.57 - 5.37 4.37 - 4.99 5.37 - 6.12 6.42 - 7.74 4.66 - 5.32 4.99 - 6.27 7.32 - 8.50 5.08 - 6.36
16 - 20 4.28 - 6.65 5.17 - 5.85 6.32 - 7.08 8.07 - 9.36 5.46 - 6.22 6.61 - 7.79 8.79 - 9.98 6.65 - 7.93
21 - 70 4.90  -14.06 6.03 - 14.06 7.22 - 16.34 9.74 - 25.98 6.36 - 14.82 8.17 - 23.66 10.26 - 25.03 8.22 - 23.6
PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL | WEIGHT-RATE
Commercial Price Increase ($)
  Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
Weight
(lbs)
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
Caribbean
Australia
N. Zealand
G. Britain
N. Ireland
Japan France China Brazil Germany Netherlands
1 2.56 3.33 3.37 3.04 2.38 2.76 2.61 2.66 2.13
2 2.90 3.57 3.70 3.32 2.80 3.09 2.85 2.94 2.52
3 3.19 3.75 3.99 3.71 3.28 3.37 3.09 3.32 2.95
4 3.57 3.99 4.33 3.99 3.66 3.70 3.33 3.61 3.32
5 3.89 4.18 4.66 4.27 4.08 4.09 3.56 3.90 3.80
6 - 10 4.18 - 5.42 4.52 - 5.89 4.71 - 4.99 4.42 - 5.13 4.42 - 5.60 4.37 - 5.61 3.90 - 4.85 4.18 - 5.42 3.94 - 4.66
11 - 15 5.56 - 6.32 6.22 - 7.50 5.18 - 5.89 5.37 - 6.08 5.60 - 5.84 5.89 - 7.13 5.18 - 6.41 5.46 - 5.61 4.80 - 5.51
16 - 20 6.51 - 7.22 7.89 - 9.22 6.08 - 6.84 6.27 - 6.94 5.89 - 6.13 7.31 - 8.03 6.74 - 8.03 5.65 - 5.80 5.66 - 6.32
21 - 70 7.37 - 16.34 9.55 - 24.70 7.03 - 18.20 7.12 - 15.15 6.13 - 8.84 8.21 - 16.57 8.31 - 22.56 5.84 - 7.93 6.51 - 14.11

What does this table mean?

Retail Rate Changes | Priority Mail International
PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL | FLAT RATE
Retail Price Increase ($)
Package
Type
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Canada Mexico
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
E. Asia W. Europe India Australia
N. Zealand
N. Africa
Middle East
Russia
E. Europe
Africa
Mid. East
S. Amer.
Flat Rate
Envelope
1.05 1.55 1.75 1.80 1.80 1.90 1.80 1.80
Small
Flat Rate
Boxes
1.05 1.75 1.80 1.90 1.80 1.90 1.80 1.90
Medium
Flat Rate
Boxes
1.95 3.65 3.80 3.60 3.90 4.20 3.85 3.95
Large
Flat Rate
Boxes
2.55 4.85 4.90 4.85 5.00 5.30 5.00 5.25
PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL | WEIGHT-RATE
Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Canada Mexico Hong Kong
S. Korea
Russia
E. Europe
W.
Europe
S.E. Asia
India
Africa Mid. East
1 2.05 - 2.45 2.70 3.05 3.20 3.10 3.15 3.50 3.10
2 2.25 - 2.65 2.90 3.45 3.55 3.45 3.55 3.95 3.30
3 2.40 - 2.85 3.10 3.80 3.95 3.75 3.85 4.35 3.50
4 2.55 - 3.15 3.30 4.15 4.30 4.05 4.15 4.75 3.75
5 2.70 - 3.35 3.50 4.50 4.65 4.35 4.50 5.25 4.00
6 - 10 2.85 - 4.70 3.65 - 4.40 4.70 - 5.45 5.00 - 6.40 4.45 - 4.70 4.60 - 4.95 5.65 - 7.40 4.20 - 5.05
11 - 15 3.75 - 5.65 4.60 - 5.25 5.65 - 6.45 6.75 - 8.15 4.90 - 5.60 5.25 - 6.60 7.70 - 8.95 5.35 - 6.70
16 - 20 4.50 - 7.00 5.45 - 6.15 6.65 - 7.45 8.50 - 9.85 5.75 - 6.55 6.95 - 8.20 9.25 - 10.50 7.00 - 8.35
21 - 70 5.15 - 14.80 6.35 - 14.80 7.60 - 17.20 10.25 - 27.35 6.70 - 15.60 8.60 - 24.90 10.80 - 26.35 8.65 - 24.85
PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL | WEIGHT-RATE
Retail Price Increase ($)
  Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
Weight
(lbs)
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
Caribbean
Australia
N. Zealand
G. Britain
N. Ireland
Japan France China Brazil Germany Netherlands
1 2.70 3.50 3.55 3.20 2.50 2.90 2.75 2.80 2.25
2 3.05 3.75 3.90 3.50 2.95 3.25 3.00 3.10 2.65
3 3.35 3.95 4.20 3.90 3.45 3.55 3.25 3.50 3.10
4 3.75 4.20 4.55 4.20 3.85 3.90 3.50 3.80 3.50
5 4.10 4.40 4.90 4.50 4.30 4.30 3.75 4.10 4.00
6 - 10 4.40 - 5.70 4.75 - 6.20 4.95 - 5.25 4.65 - 5.40 4.65 - 5.90 4.60 - 5.90 4.10 - 5.10 4.40 - 5.70 4.15 - 4.90
11 - 15 5.85 - 6.65 6.55 - 7.90 5.45 - 6.20 5.65 - 6.40 5.90 - 6.15 6.20 - 7.50 5.45 - 6.75 5.75 - 5.90 5.05 - 5.80
16 - 20 6.85 - 7.60 8.30 - 9.70 6.40 - 7.20 6.60 - 7.30 6.20 - 6.45 7.70 - 8.45 7.10 - 8.45 5.95 - 6.10 5.95 - 6.65
21 - 70 7.75 - 17.20 10.05 - 26.00 7.40 - 19.15 7.50 - 15.95 6.45 - 9.30 8.65 - 17.45 8.75 - 23.75 6.15 - 8.35 6.85 - 14.85

What does this table mean?

PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS

USPS Priority Mail Express is fast and comes with a money-back, on-time delivery guarantee.

It is the quickest, most reliable service, with overnight delivery to most US locations. Even international shipments are guaranteed in 5 or fewer days.

DOMESTIC SERVICE

Priority Mail Express will continue to provide a mix of Flat Rate Envelopes and custom package services. Weight-based rates will also maintain a zone-based pricing structure. Learn more about zones.

Priority Mail Express rates will increase across most package types, weights, and zones:

  • Commercial rates will increase an average of 3.2% across Zones 1-8. Zone 9 postage will rise about 6.2%.
  • Retail rates will increase an average of 3.2% across Zones 1-8. Zone 9 postage will rise about 4.7%.

In specific cases, Commercial rates will decrease for:

  • 1 lb packages to Zones 4-5
  • 2-3 lbs packages to Zone 4
  • 4 lbs packages to Zone 5
  • 6-7 lbs packages to Zones 1-5
  • 8-9 lbs packages to Zones 1-4
  • 11-13 lbs packages to Zone 5

When it has to get there on time, it is hard to beat Priority Mail Express. Though if the delivery date is flexible, shippers may save on costs by comparing services. For instance, Priority Mail has a solid record of 1- to 3-day delivery for most domestic locations.

RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Commercial Rate Changes | Priority Mail Express (domestic)
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS | FLAT RATE | Commercial Price Increase ($)
Dollar Increase by Package Type
Flat Rate Envelopes 0.07
Legal Flat Rate Envelope 0.15
Padded Flat Rate Envelope 0.07
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS | WEIGHT-RATE | Commercial Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
0.5 0.07 - 0.57 0.79 - 1.37 2.28
1 (1.21) - 1.43 (0.91) - 1.53 2.50
2 (0.40) - 1.63 0.94 - 3.44 5.18
3 (0.96) - 2.30 0.42 - 3.10 4.75
4 0.08 - 2.35 (0.16) - 2.79 4.40
5 0.09 - 0.99 1.49 - 2.56 4.18
6 - 10 (3.00) - 1.81 (0.26) - 4.23 3.56 - 6.78
11 - 15 (1.00) - 1.49 2.42 - 5.92 7.68 - 9.11
16 - 20 0.48 - 3.74 3.79 - 7.30 9.08 - 11.47
21 - 70 0.56 - 8.84 3.46 - 18.40 9.86 - 29.73

What does this table mean?

Retail Rate Changes | Priority Mail Express (domestic)
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS | FLAT RATE | Retail Price Increase ($)
Dollar Increase by Package Type
Flat Rate Envelopes 0.85
Legal Flat Rate Envelope 0.80
Padded Flat Rate Envelope 0.75
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS | WEIGHT-RATE | Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
0.5 0.85 - 1.10 1.65 - 1.95 2.90
1 (0.75) - 2.05 0.10 - 2.55 3.80
2 0.30 - 2.50 2.80 - 5.30 7.45
3 (0.25) - 3.30 1.65 - 4.15 6.00
4 1.05 - 3.45 1.35 - 4.10 6.00
5 1.30 - 2.20 3.60 - 4.20 6.20
6 - 10 (2.30) - 3.35 1.75 - 6.20 5.40 - 9.10
11 - 15 (1.80) - 1.50 4.00 - 7.40 6.40 - 10.75
16 - 20 (0.05) - 2.25 3.20 - 5.00 6.60 - 7.70
21 - 70 (0.55) - 6.90 2.60 - 15.00 5.75 - 23.25

What does this table mean?

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

Priority Mail Express International will continue to offer the choice of a Flat Rate Envelope or weight-based services. The rate for any package is based on the destination Country Price Group. Learn more about Country Price Groups.

Priority Mail Express International rates are increasing for all weight-based services:

  • Commercial rates will increase an average of 2.0%.
  • Retail rates will increase an average of 2.5%.

Commercial rates will decrease for Flat Rate Envelopes to these regions:

  • Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Eastern Europe
  • India
  • Middle East
  • Russia

Flat Rate Envelope rates will not change for shipments to:

  • Central & South America
RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Commercial Rate Changes | Priority Mail Express International
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL | FLAT RATE
Commercial Price Increase ($)
Package
Type
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Canada Mexico
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
E. Asia W. Europe India Australia
N. Zealand
N. Africa
Mid. East
Russia
E. Europe
Africa
Mid. East
S. Amer.
Flat Rate
Envelope
0.55 0.00 0.50 1.50 (1.60) 1.35 (2.10) (1.25)
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL | WEIGHT-RATE
Commercial Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Canada Mexico Hong Kong
S. Korea
Russia
E. Europe
W. Europe S.E. Asia
India
Africa Mid. East
0.5 0.85 3.18 1.14 1.25 1.21 1.15 1.17 1.16
1 0.92 1.18 1.22 1.28 1.24 1.22 1.27 1.27
2 1.03 1.26 1.33 1.38 1.33 1.31 1.40 1.37
3 1.13 1.35 1.44 1.49 1.40 1.40 1.52 1.48
4 1.22 1.43 1.55 1.58 1.49 1.49 1.65 1.57
5 1.32 1.52 1.66 1.69 1.57 1.58 1.77 1.68
6 - 10 1.42 - 1.81 1.50 - 1.73 1.75 - 2.07 1.79 - 2.19 1.65 - 1.98 1.67 - 2.05 1.90 - 2.40 1.78 - 2.19
11 - 15 1.91 - 2.28 1.79 - 2.01 2.14 - 2.43 2.29 - 2.70 2.05 - 2.38 2.24 - 2.63 2.52 - 3.02 2.29 - 2.69
16 - 20 2.39 - 2.76 2.07 - 2.29 2.50 - 2.78 2.79 - 3.20 2.45 - 2.78 2.73 - 3.11 3.14 - 3.64 2.80 - 3.20
21 - 70 2.86 - 6.55 2.35 - 5.03 2.72 - 5.46 3.30 - 10.30 2.86 - 6.82 3.21 - 7.57 3.76 - 10.36 3.31 - 11.85
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL | WEIGHT-RATE
Commercial Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
Caribbean
Australia
N. Zealand
G. Britain
N. Ireland
Japan France China Brazil Germany Netherlands
0.5 1.11 1.24 1.20 1.18 1.20 1.24 1.21 2.09 1.20
1 1.21 1.30 1.24 1.31 1.23 1.28 1.27 1.10 1.23
2 1.30 1.42 1.31 1.41 1.30 1.39 1.36 1.15 1.28
3 1.40 1.54 1.40 1.51 1.35 1.52 1.44 1.21 1.34
4 1.50 1.66 1.48 1.62 1.42 1.64 1.53 1.26 1.39
5 1.59 1.77 1.56 1.71 1.48 1.76 1.60 1.31 1.45
6 - 10 1.68 - 2.03 1.90 - 2.39 1.63 - 1.88 1.81 - 2.20 1.54 - 1.80 1.89 - 2.39 1.69 - 2.03 1.36 - 1.57 1.50 - 1.72
11 - 15 2.13 - 2.49 2.51 - 3.01 1.94 - 2.20 2.27 - 2.60 1.86 - 2.11 2.52 - 3.05 2.11 - 2.45 1.72 - 1.97 1.79 - 2.05
16 - 20 2.58 - 2.94 3.13 - 3.63 2.26 - 2.51 2.69 - 3.00 2.18 - 2.44 3.19 - 3.71 2.54 - 2.88 2.04 - 2.29 2.11 - 2.38
21 - 70 3.03 - 8.91 3.75 - 10.76 2.58 - 5.44 3.09 - 8.06 2.50 - 6.43 3.83 - 9.17 2.96 - 9.13 2.36 - 5.52 2.44 - 6.20

What does this table mean?

Retail Rate Changes | Priority Mail Express International
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL | FLAT RATE
Retail Price Increase ($)
Package
Type
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Canada Mexico
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
E. Asia W. Europe India Australia
N. Zealand
N. Africa
Mid. East
Russia
E. Europe
Africa
Mid. East
S. Amer.
Flat Rate
Envelope
1.45 (0.20) 0.65 0.70 (1.55) 2.35 (0.10) 1.05
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL | WEIGHT-RATE
Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Canada Mexico Hong Kong
S. Korea
Russia
E. Europe
W.
Europe
S.E. Asia
India
Africa Mid. East
0.5 1.95 3.50 1.55 1.50 2.05 1.15 1.90 1.05
1 2.20 1.70 1.65 1.55 2.10 1.40 1.95 1.40
2 2.45 1.80 1.80 1.65 2.25 1.50 2.10 1.50
3 2.75 1.95 1.95 1.80 2.40 1.65 2.35 1.65
4 2.95 2.05 2.15 1.90 2.50 1.70 2.55 1.75
5 3.20 2.15 2.25 2.00 2.65 1.85 2.70 1.85
6 - 10 3.40 - 4.35 2.10 - 2.45 2.45 - 2.90 1.90 - 2.30 2.80 - 3.35 1.85 - 2.25 2.80 - 3.50 2.00 - 2.40
11 - 15 4.60 - 5.50 2.50 - 2.80 3.00 - 3.40 2.55 - 3.00 3.60 - 4.15 2.35 - 2.75 3.45 - 4.15 2.40 - 2.85
16 - 20 5.75 - 6.65 2.90 - 3.20 3.50 - 3.90 3.10 - 3.55 4.30 - 4.85 2.90 - 3.30 4.30 - 4.95 2.95 - 3.35
21 - 70 7.20 - 17.05 3.30 - 5.10 4.00 - 8.95 3.65 - 9.10 5.00 - 12.30 3.70 - 8.35 4.75 - 11.40 3.50 - 8.75
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL | WEIGHT-RATE
Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
Caribbean
Australia
N. Zealand
G. Britain
N. Ireland
Japan France China Brazil Germany Netherlands
0.5 1.40 1.30 2.05 2.40 1.90 1.25 0.85 2.05 2.05
1 1.85 1.45 1.55 0.70 1.35 1.10 0.85 1.50 1.40
2 2.05 1.60 1.65 0.75 1.40 1.20 0.95 1.55 1.40
3 2.20 1.70 1.80 0.80 1.50 1.30 0.95 1.60 1.50
4 2.35 1.85 1.85 0.85 1.55 1.40 1.05 1.70 1.50
5 2.45 1.95 2.00 0.90 1.65 1.50 1.10 1.75 1.60
6 - 10 2.70 - 3.25 2.20 - 2.80 1.95 - 2.30 0.95 - 1.15 1.85 - 2.15 2.00 - 2.50 1.35 - 1.60 1.80 - 2.10 1.75 - 2.00
11 - 15 3.40 - 4.00 2.90 - 3.45 2.25 - 2.50 1.55 - 1.80 2.30 - 2.55 3.80 - 4.55 1.65 - 1.95 2.35 - 2.75 2.15 - 2.45
16 - 20 4.15 - 4.70 3.60 - 4.20 2.65 - 2.90 1.85 - 2.05 2.65 - 2.95 4.75 - 5.55 2.00 - 2.30 2.80 - 3.20 2.60 - 2.90
21 - 70 4.70 - 11.60 4.35 - 9.85 2.95 - 6.00 2.60 - 7.45 3.05 - 6.75 5.80 - 14.25 2.30 - 5.35 4.45 - 11.30 3.60 - 9.05

What does this table mean?

PARCEL SELECT GROUND

USPS Parcel Select Ground, available as USPS Retail Ground at the Post Office counter, is relatively inexpensive yet slow. It is particularly well suited for shipping items that are prohibited from air transport. Although, it is also suitable for some weights and zones when cost is favored over speed.

DOMESTIC SERVICE

Postage costs will continue to be based on package weight and zone. Learn more about zones.

Parcel Select Ground rates will increase an average of 6.4% across all weights and zones. Parcel Select Ground was made eligible for DIM weight pricing in June 2019, with no further changes affecting this pricing structure in 2020.

USPS Retail Ground rates will increase an average of 4.5%. While there are no service changes for Zones 1-4, new dimensional weight rules apply to Zones 5-8. Dimensional (DIM) weight is a pricing model that uses the volume (length x width x height) of the package to find postage costs. Now all USPS Retail Ground shipments within the contiguous U.S. are eligible for DIM weight. Learn more about dimensional (DIM) weight.

Parcel Select Ground carries a price advantage for shipments less than 5 lbs or traveling short distances. Though this service does not include insurance, and since it is ground service, it is slow. So if shipments are heavy and high-valued, or if timely delivery is important, it is worth comparing value with Priority Mail.

RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Commercial Rate Changes | Parcel Select Ground
PARCEL SELECT GROUND | Commercial Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
1 0.07 0.15 - 0.17 0.17
2 0.22 - 0.24 0.26 - 0.33 0.33
3 0.23 - 0.25 0.28 - 0.46 0.46
4 0.23 - 0.26 0.30 - 0.53 0.53
5 0.23 - 0.27 0.31 - 0.61 0.61
6 - 10 0.24 - 0.47 0.41 - 1.46 0.71 - 1.46
11 - 15 0.63 - 1.11 1.26 - 2.82 2.33 - 2.82
16 - 20 0.94 - 1.55 1.96 - 4.21 3.48 - 4.21
21 - 70 1.10 - 3.68 2.29 - 8.94 4.27 - 8.94

What does this table mean?

Retail Rate Changes | Ground
RETAIL GROUND | Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)
Dollar Increase by Zone
Local - 4 5 - 8 9
1 0.15 0.20 - 0.40 0.40
2 0.40 - 0.45 0.43 - 0.62 0.62
3 0.40 - 0.45 0.45 - 1.18 1.18
4 0.40 - 0.45 0.52 - 1.15 1.15
5 0.40 - 0.65 0.51 - 0.88 0.88
6 - 10 0.40 - 0.80 0.58 - 1.95 1.05 - 1.47
11 - 15 1.00 - 1.90 0.75 - 1.49 1.23 - 1.49
16 - 20 1.30 - 2.25 0.97 - 1.85 1.51 - 1.85
21 - 70 1.50 - 4.75 1.18 - 7.14 1.84 - 3.98

What does this table mean?

FIRST-CLASS MAIL FLATS

USPS First-Class Mail service for Large Envelopes / Flats is a very low-cost method to send envelopes.

Delivery can often be expected within 1- to 3-days. Parcels must meet the definition of a "Large Envelope" or "Flat" as well.

There is only one rate type - Retail pricing - whether postage is purchased through the Post Office or an online shipping solution.

DOMESTIC SERVICE

Postage costs for First-Class Mail Large Envelopes / Flats is determined by package weight.

The First-Class Mail postage price for 1 ounce Flats will not change.

For envelopes weighing between 2 and 13 ounces, rates will increase an average of 15.1%.

The price of First-Class Mail for Large Envelopes / Flats cannot be beat. Although it comes at the cost of additional services. When tracking or insurance protection is important, compare the value of First-Class Package Service and Priority Mail.

RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Retail Rate Changes | First-Class Mail Flats (domestic)
FIRST-CLASS MAIL FLATS | Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(oz)

Dollar Increase

1 0.00
2 0.05
3 0.10
4 0.15
5 0.20
6 0.25
7 0.30
8 0.35
9 0.40
10 0.45
11 0.50
12 0.55
13 0.60

What does this table mean?

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Postage costs for First-Class Mail International Large Envelopes / Flats will continue to be based on weight and Country Price Group. Packages must weigh less than 16 ounces.

Overall First-Class Mail International Large Envelopes / Flats rates will increase an average of 5.0%.

First-Class Mail International Large Envelopes / Flats is a very affordable service when sending documents that pack flat in an envelope. For sending sold goods, use ShippingEasy's First-Class Mail International Flats service for merchandise instead.

RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Retail Rate Changes | First-Class Mail International Flats
FIRST-CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL FLATS
Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(oz)
Dollar Increase by Country Price Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Canada Mexico Australia
E. Asia
Russia
E. Europe
W. Europe S.E. Asia
India
Africa N. Africa
Mid. East
C. Amer.
S. Amer.
Caribbean
1 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11
2 0.13 0.15 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16
3 0.14 0.18 0.21 0.21 0.21 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
4 0.15 0.22 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
5 0.16 0.25 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.29 0.29 0.29 0.29
6 0.17 0.28 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34
7 0.18 0.32 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38
8 0.19 0.35 0.44 0.44 0.44 0.42 0.42 0.42 0.42
12 0.24 0.42 0.54 0.54 0.54 0.52 0.52 0.52 0.52
16 0.29 0.50 0.63 0.63 0.63 0.61 0.61 0.61 0.61

What does this table mean?

MEDIA MAIL

USPS Media Mail is a specialty service that provides low cost shipping for books and educational materials.

The USPS has strict guidelines for Media Mail. So be sure to check the rules before selecting this service. If your shipments qualify, you can expect delivery within 2- to 8-days for much less money than other services.

DOMESTIC SERVICE

Media Mail postage cost is determined by package weight. Also, there is only one rate type - Retail pricing - for this service.

Media Mail rates are increasing an average of 3.1%.

When shipping educational materials and books, the price of Media Mail cannot be beat. Though if speed is important, consider the value of Priority Mail.

RATE CHANGE SUMMARY TABLES
Retail Rate Changes | Media Mail
MEDIA MAIL | Retail Price Increase ($)
Weight
(lbs)

Dollar Increase

1 0.05
2 0.06
3 0.07
4 0.08
5 0.09
6-10 0.10 - 0.17
11-15 0.19 - 0.27
16-20 0.29 - 0.37
21-70 0.39 - 1.37

What does this table mean?

SPECIAL SERVICES

USPS offers several value-added confirmation options that require signature upon delivery.

Signature Confirmation requires the carrier to get a signature from the individual who accepts the package. The price of this service is increasing 5 cents. Signature Confirmation will cost $2.65 through online shipping solutions.

Adult Signature Confirmation requires a signature from an individual who is at least 21 years old. The price of this service is increasing 25 cents. Adult Signature Confirmation will cost $6.65 through online shipping solutions.

OTHER SERVICES

The January 2020 rate changes will also impact other services.

FIRST-CLASS MAIL

The retail price for a First-Class Mail letter and Postcard stamp is not changing.

CONSOLIDATOR SERVICES

The USPS is also updating the rates which will impact shipping consolidators. For instance, Parcel Select, Global Express Guaranteed, IPA and ISAL rates are increasing. Shippers who use consolidator services should ask their carrier how rates are changing. Details can also be found in USPS' Docket No. CP2020-5.

 

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